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  • Donncha 10:11 pm on January 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    I can circle strafe 

    How long is Bad Company 2 out? March last year isn’t it? Well, Gavin said he learned how to circle strafe the AH-64 and I decided to learn how too. With help from Geoff’s video above I figured it out.

    Basically, point at where you want to circle around, press right on the left stick which will strafe to the right. Then with the right stick push left and up-down adjusting the nose to keep it centered on the target. The effect of pushing the right stick adjusts the rotar at the back of the helicopter, thus turning it. (I think that’s right, I need to spend more time in Onslaught perfecting it.)

    Oh, full throttle the whole time too!

    • Gavin 10:49 am on January 12, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Have you used it in a live battle yet? It becomes very addictive once you start getting better at it. I’ve been playing Heavy Metal like crazy which I find to be the best map due to its size. I need to now scratch up on my dog fighting skills with other heli’s.

      Also, I’m finding its easier to fly on the xbox than the PS3, the controller just seems to be perfect for it yet its the opposite for me when being a foot solider.

      • dvotee 11:53 am on January 12, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        I was getting quite dizzy the other night when we played Heavy Metal!!!! Oh I got my first heli air to air kill last night, was well pleased 😉

    • Donncha 11:06 am on January 12, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I haven’t yet. As soon as I figured it out I went downstairs to watch the rest of RAW that we had watched the previous night. Might try tonight but I’ll need 10 minutes of practice first in Onslaught. I found I could manoeuvre the helicopter a lot better once I had spent that time learning to circle strafe!

    • getcrackin 9:37 pm on January 12, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      So, you want to be like that guy on Oasis?

      • Donncha 9:41 pm on January 12, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Hehe, might as well be reasonably good at one thing in this game, but no way would I spend my time in the heli like that guy obviously did! 6,000+ kills? Sad..

      • Donncha 10:49 pm on January 12, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        oh yes, I was that guy tonight. I really feel sorry for the defenders, but then it was a forgone conclusion once I robbed their helicopter, and there was only 4 on the other team until near the end of the game.

        • gt7570b 9:09 am on January 13, 2011 Permalink

          Donncha an’s ace pilot? Awesome!

  • Donncha 1:38 pm on December 5, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    The other Sasben 

    This is what The Real Sasben sounds like.

    And this is what that dirty imposter Sasben sounds like. Bah! How low will they stoop!

  • Donncha 9:07 pm on June 18, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Freezing problems in Medal of Honor Beta 

    If you haven’t played Medal of Honor yet you may have seen people mention how easy it is to cause the beta to freeze your PS3, requiring a reboot of the machine. I wonder if this is why the Xbox version is delayed a week?

    Anyway, Geoff has the beta, and created MoHbeta2010, a new channel where he’ll be posting videos from the beta. The one above is easily the most informative of the videos I’ve seen today. He talks about guns, hit damage, the super powerful tank, and “hit streaks”. And of course how to freeze the beta too.

    One freeze is triggered by getting 40 points through gun kills. Shoot 3 or 4 people without dying and your machine will freeze up! Crazy isn’t it?

    • SMOKEYMICBLUNT 4:20 pm on June 20, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I no everytime i get so many kill streaks my ps3 frezzes , you think they woulda noticed this be4 they even put the beta out?? did they even test it there selfs? they need to fix this soon, i cant keep restarted my PS3 i dont think its very good for the system. can someone please msg me when they fix this???

      • Donncha 10:39 am on June 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        The only reason I can think of for them missing this bug was that they’re all such good players they killed each other before they reached a killstreak!

        Either that, or someone made a tiny change just before release and it wasn’t play tested enough. I think that’s more likely.

      • Snakooo 2:20 pm on June 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Yeah same here i got a 21 kill streak and froze when i was about to get 2 more kills..
        also started a game with 6-0 with everybody in the game with 1 or 2 kills; i froze about every time I got first on the scoreboard :/ pisses me off I’ve only leveled once >:l

    • willy_will 4:05 pm on June 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      wait so you can talk to your friends if you change the settings?

      • Donncha 4:12 pm on June 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        From what I’ve heard you can’t talk to your friends in the game, or even join a game with friends as that’s broken unfortunately 😦

    • PersonMan 9:12 pm on June 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      From all the times it’s frozen for me so far, it seems like getting a killstreak too fast is the problem.
      I can get 5 or more kills slowly, but if I get 2 or more one right after another it freezes

      • PersonMan 3:43 am on June 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I actually managed to get up to a 10 kill streak by letting the points on the screen from a kill disappear before I kill the next, the killstreak only ended ’cause I accidentily killed 2 too quickly
        Ofcourse every time I managed to get over the 30/40 freeze is by getting to 30 then get a 15+ pt kill

    • bldkllr8 3:26 am on June 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      i noticed my lil point counter thing jump from like 65 to 108 in seconds and my shit totally froze up

      and you can talk to ppl as long as you have the same viop setting. i had mine on friends and a buddy of mine had team. he could hear me but i couldnt hear him. changed mine to team and it started workin fine

  • Donncha 8:49 am on May 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Rocking Rush, the video 

    Geoff posted a new Bad Company 2 video yesterday evening, one in which Dave and myself feature. The clip of the attack on a crate in Laguna Presa was one we played a few weeks back. I was across the road laying down smoke but eventually got spotted by an assault guy.

    The other team were seriously good, and I think they held us off the next base. (Thanks Dave for the heads up. I hadn’t checked Youtube yet this morning!)

  • Donncha 6:33 pm on May 1, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Centre before aiming 

    I’ve read many times that you should be facing where the enemy is before aiming down the sight in first person shooters. If the single player campaign in Bad Company 2 or Modern Warfare 2 is good for anything it’s for practicing this. Disable aim assist and face your enemy before bringing the sights up. You’ll aim and kill faster. Once you get used to it anyway, as I’m still learning.
    Leading on from this is the obvious advice that you need to know where your enemy will be in any situation.

    This of course only applies to medium to long distance shots. Close up you should just fire from the hip as the target is so much larger. You still need to make sure the enemy is in the centre of the screen though!

    It is of course much harder in multiplayer games. The NPCs in the campaign obligingly stand around shooting but not mortally wounding you as you take sight.

    One incident where this would have been useful was on Arica Harbour the other night. I was running between two cargo crates and I wasn’t facing dead straight down the passage. A guy came around the corner, stood in the middle, and I was facing slightly to his left. In a fright I jammed on the fire button but round after round went thudding into the sand by his feet and he calmly dispatched me with one round.

    Also worth considering is Geoff‘s technique of firing off a burst before you aim down sights, you’ll probably get a round or two in and then finish them off when they’re hurt and disorientated. Must dig up one of his videos where he demonstrates this.

    I admit my aim mostly sucks in first person shooters, so take what you read above with a grain of salt and go look for better advice elsewhere. 🙂


    • David Nicol 7:36 pm on May 1, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      A tip when moving – always keep your sights level at about chest height. So when you do get someone appear in front of you you’ll already be aimed at “centre mass”. I saw a video recently on this…..ah, good old Banana Pants:

      • Donncha 8:38 pm on May 1, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I am always looking down, must work on that too, thanks for linking to the video. Seananners is a fav of mine. Wish he’d do some BC2 stuff! 🙂

        I think I’ll try half an hour of BC2 just so I don’t get rusty.

        • David Nicol 10:40 pm on May 1, 2010 Permalink

          Just watched that now – skip to about 9 minutes in….. that’s why no BFBC2 from him.

        • Donncha 4:11 pm on May 2, 2010 Permalink

          Wow. So Battlefield games encourage camping? Is he playing the same game we play? Shame, I’m sure he’d make a fine BC2 commentator. 😦

    • David Nicol 4:21 pm on May 2, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I don’t know what game mode he was playing, but it couldn’t have been Rush. Sure you get some people camping, but that’s the same in any game. It would seem that Mr Nanners prefers Ogga Ug Banga Whack Whack type games where everyone has to rush into the centre and shoot one another in the face until someone wins…..

      From his previous commentaries I honestly did not think he thought that way.

  • Donncha 11:37 am on April 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Tracer darts are a lot faster in Bad Company 2 post-patch so if you’re flying a helicopter make sure you have smoke to disable any tracer. Seems to be some concern that smoke in the PC version doesn’t work unfortunately. There’s also flares. This tutorial suggests,

    The Blackhawk has anti missile flares that can be deployed by using RB if you have V ALT WEP equiped. This greatly increases its survivability because it makes it nearly impossible to hit with missiles if you spam your flares.

    Geoff demonstrates removing tracers from a heli with smoke.

    • Alex M. 11:43 am on April 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hmm, gonna be hard to pick between smoke and the machine gun for the tank now.

      • David Nicol 4:12 pm on April 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Stick with the machine gun on the tank. Smoke’s really only any use on the helicopters. Tanks are easy targets for engineers as they are quite slow to move so your only real defense is to hose them down with the .50.

    • Donncha 11:54 am on April 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Even if the tracer dart hadn’t got a speed upgrade we probably would see a lot more people using it. Just like in MW2 where air support doesn’t last anywhere near as long as it used to. Someone’s always got an air class equipped!

      Have you tried it yet on helicopters?

      • David Nicol 4:14 pm on April 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I’ve used smoke in the helicopter. I wasn’t traced, I just pressed the wrong button. It makes a cool noise though. It’s important to remember that even when running smoke a decent shot will still shoot you down.

        • Donncha 4:19 pm on April 22, 2010 Permalink

          But I only know one person who’s a decent shot against helicopters. Hopefully I’ll be playing on the same team as him 😉

        • David Nicol 4:27 pm on April 22, 2010 Permalink

          There is…… another. I forget his name though. I was gunner on Geoff’s Blackhawk (shortly after the tip video went up) on Isla Inocentes and we got tracered. Geoff deployed the smoke, we made another orbit and got shot down. The same guy was a beast with the Carl G all through the game.

    • drunkindunkin 2:53 pm on April 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Ah I didn’t even know that smoke disabled tracers. I just tried my best to dodge anything that was thrown at me after being traced.

    • Donncha 1:09 pm on April 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Looks like vehicle smoke in helicopters could indeed be broken on the PC. Is he pressing the right key combo (both mouse buttons) to activate it?

  • Donncha 11:03 pm on April 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Dave wins a Hauppauge PVR 

    Well, it’s official! Dave has won the Hauppauge PVR on Geoff’s channel!

    We had a few games with Geoff and Sokeil (I think is his name?) tonight and rocked most of the time, right until Geoff left and the defenders on Laguna Presa were just too strong, even with us laying down covering smoke on the base. Not sure where the rest of our team were but I think we were probably the strongest squad on our side. All the games were very close, both defending and attacking.

    I got a chance to really evaluate the iMP cable too and to be honest I’m not happy with it. That score of 3/5 is getting changed to a 1/5. The picture quality is just too bad. I’ll update that post with more details shortly.

    I unlocked a pile of things this evening. Can’t remember what but I there was at least one gun, and smoke for tanks. I’ll check tomorrow.

    Oh yeah, I took advantage of the Isla MCOM building bug mentioned in my last post. Nice 100 points for taking it out! 🙂

    • David Nicol 12:18 am on April 20, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      SK left along with you so it was just me and Cav. We did our best, but to be honest, the rest of our team were rubbish. Sorry to hear that your cable hasn’t lived up to expectations……

      And Hooray for Hauppauge! Thanks Geoff.

    • Donncha 12:28 am on April 20, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Yeah, just spent the last hour researching. Looks like my best bet is Xbox to HDMI -> DVI-D and PS3 on component cable. Must ring around a few places tomorrow.

    • Donncha 12:05 pm on April 20, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      And updated my iMP review post with details. I ordered “official” cables and a connector from Amazon and should have them on Monday. Fingers crossed.

  • Donncha 8:47 am on April 18, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Geoff joins Machinima 

    Geoff joins Machinima and starts off with a great video showing an offense on Laguna Presa in Bad Company 2.

    Congrats on the new “job”, and thanks to David for the heads up.

  • Donncha 8:57 am on April 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Extreme Cannon Fodder 

    David produced a montage of great clips from Geoff’s Youtube channel and played the old Cannon Fodder theme tune in the background. I can’t believe this hasn’t been done before but maybe the average Youtuber is too young to remember this classic Amiga game!

    Geoff himself used the same tune in this Squad Rush video as he and his team annihilated the opposition. Cannon fodder indeed!

    Montage clips are from Modern Warfare 2 and Bad Company 2 of course. If you’re curious, here’s the Cannon Fodder intro and here’s some gameplay from the game. Great game, but I always preferred Syndicate.

  • Donncha 7:27 am on April 11, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Modern Warfare 2 nuke in 8 seconds 

    How does Geoff do it? A nuke in 8 seconds? Good thing all those soldiers were busying shooting at air support or something. They never even saw him coming!

    That totally trounces the previous record of 30 seconds by Gunit123:

    *Sigh* In Geoff’s next video he talks about the hate mail he received after posting the video above. Some people just don’t have a sense of humour. Those people should probably get out into the sun a bit more.

    • David Nicol 9:11 am on April 11, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I’ve been following the GUnit123 nuke controversy for a couple of days now, but never posted about it because fame/infamy is what he’s after. I’m sure his thirty second nuke is as legitimate as his tenth prestige status.

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